The Commission on Presidential Debates is choosing the appearance of civility over an honest, open display of the two men’s characters.
But Americans can still fight to protect democracy this year and beyond.
Tear it down.
Members of the House simply cannot adequately respond to the needs of hundreds of thousands of people.
By focusing on bizarre hypotheticals, candidates keep falling into the traps we’ve seen before.
The president’s claim that voters “put on a different shirt, come in, and vote again” echoed an odd 19th-century episode.
Instead of contributing to our understanding of what happened in 2016, Hacks muddies the waters.
It isn’t the only democratic institution that finds itself in danger.
The borrowed lines included in his keynote address at the Republican National Convention are a sign of what the next four years could look like.